Where education and animal safety are our #1 priority
Rabbits, Chickens, Ducks, Geese,Turkey, Fancy Rats, Fancy Mice, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
Farmer City, IL (309) 928-9460

Cherokee Flats

Show, Pet & Meat
 Eggs Available All Year.

Accepting Payments IN FULL for RAT babies 

Beginning June 1, 2023, all rats/mice/rabbits sold at Cherokee Flats will have 2 price points when sold as pets/breeders. A separate and 3rd prices set for feeders (please contact for information)

Please be sure to specify if you are wanting the extras or not. IF you do not, I will assume you do and you will be charged the higher price with extras. Please visit our Pricing Page for details.

ALL Rats and Mice must be purchased in same sex pairs or same sex groups of 3 or more. RABBITS are sold as SINGLE animals in a household. IF you already have a rabbit, do not ask to purchase one from us. Rabbits are NOT social animals and therefore do not need a cage mate or buddy.
POULTRY will be sold in quantity that meets your needs. We do not always have available stock, so be sure to check with us before hand.

Any animal that is to be held here PAST the age of 8 weeks of age due to your personal circumstances will be charged as follows:

RATS: $2.00/day/rat
MICE: $1.00/day/mouse
RABBITS: $5.00/day/rabbit
POULTRY: $5.00/day/bird

Please be aware that this will be charged IN ADVANCE and must be paid when you reserve your animals. 
ALL $$ sent to us here at Cherokee Flats is NON REFUNDABLE (some circumstances considered).

New Babies are coming!!!

We have the following animals due soon!!


Creme D'Argent:

     Bonita x 100NB are due on June 14, 2023

Mini Lop:

     CreamBerry x DillyBar are due on May 30, 2023 MISSED

     Morning Glory x Frosty are due on June 15, 2023

     Ellie x Olaf are due one June 26, 2023

     Cookie x Olaf are due on June 27, 2023

New Zealand:

    none at this time

Fancy Rats

Mandu (hairless) x Dumpling (hairless) 

9 little jelly beans born on June 2, 2023

Ready for new homes on or after August 2, 2023

Fancy Mice

Mice are constantly being born here. Please message us for availability

Dove Satin babies are available now. $5.00 each, no extras offered


Hatching will resume at a later date TBD. Please check back

At no time is anyone allowed to just "show up" and expect to purchase any animals we have here. We do not always have stock available and therefore it would be a complete waste of time and even if we had stock, you MUST make arrangements ahead of time

If you show up to our property unannounced, you will be asked to leave and make arrangements to visit at a more desirable time OR find another place to purchase the animals you are looking for.

We are a small farm and do not breed in mass quantities. We breed for what we need and anything left is sold. For feeders, I offer what I have when I have it at reasonable prices but am unable to provide mass amounts of any animal we have.

We prefer to stay small so that we can provide specialized service to our customers. 

Please check our website (www.cherokeeflats.com) or our FB page (www.facebook.com/cherokeeflats) for more information.

Thank you again for your understanding.

~Brian & Crystal Smith 


Purchase/Adoption Process

The adoption and/or purchase process is simple and hassle free if these steps are followed.

  1.  Contact us via Email
  2.  Let us know which babies you would like to adopt (please use the ID # listed on their photo)
  3.  Send us your full name, full address (including city, state, & zip code), email address and phone number.
  4.  Pay for your new babies IN FULL (we will send you an invoice using square)
  5. Once payment has been received, we will then set up a pickup date and time. We will email you with a few options and you just let us know which one works best for you. DO NOT just show up here thinking you can get your baby or choose one without doing the beginning steps. You will be asked to leave.
  6. Once your pickup appointment is made, you will receive a confirmation email with your pick-up instructions and our contact information should you have any questions.
  7.  You will receive reminder emails at 24-48  hours before your appointment.
  8. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have before your appointment by calling or texting me.


Due to peoples lack of respect for our time, ALL animals sold (with exception to feeders) MUST BE PAID FOR IN FULL before an appointment will be made. (However, if you schedule a time to pick up feeders and do not show up, we will require FULL PAYMENT for all future feeder sales.) This includes but is not limited to: Pets, Breeders, Show animals, all poultry. ALL pets MUST have a purchase agreement ON FILE with us and be paid for IN FULL BEFORE any further action will be made. This is to help make sure animals are picked up when scheduled and pets will be going to good homes. 

*Please note that ALL money sent to Cherokee Flats for the purchase of any animals is NON-REFUNDABLE unless we cancel the sale due to illness or death of the animal you wish to purchase. While it doesn't happen often, it can happen.

4H, FFA and ARBA members do not need to fill out any agreement unless requested to purchase show or breeding stock.

If you have a squeamish stomach, DO NOT ATTEND.

disclaimer: We are a SMALL family owned and operated farm. We do not produce in mass and are not a hatchery. For poultry, we hatch what we need or by request with full payment. For other animals, we breed for what we need and sell the rest unless requesting a specific pairing.

Some important information you should know BEFORE contacting us...

Before you inquire about ANY animal here at the farm, READ THE SALES POLICY

The sales policy is applicable to ALL sides of Cherokee Flats and the farm. This includes but is not limited to: Morningstar Rattery, Cherokee Flats.

This means that the Sales Policy, in whole or part, is in effect for the entire farm. 

Cherokee Flats accepts the following payment methods*
*Personal/Business checks are NOT accepted no exceptions

Since all purchases have to paid for IN FULL before pick up, Cherokee Flats will send, via email and text message, an invoice from our Square Site. Please note that ALL invoices must be paid full at time of receipt or the sale is null and the animal(s) will go back up for sale. 

Animals are not considered SOLD until we have a signed purchase agreement on file, payment in full and have scheduled a pick up date and time. Once all of those steps have been met, we will mark the animals as SOLD or will remove it completely from our site.

Cash is ONLY accepted for feeder purchases or egg purchases at this time.

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This website was last updated on June 3, 2023 by Crystal Rae